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Canfield, Baltimore, 10.15 Standard Coin Silver Serving Spoon

Canfield, Baltimore, 10.15 Standard Coin Silver Serving Spoon
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A large piece measuring 9 1/8" long and weighing a substantial 1.8 T. oz., this spoon dates c. 1835.

It is stamped "Canfield," referencing one of three (later two) brothers, Ira, William and Jared, the majority of whose working years were spent as partners.

The Baltimore Museum of Art reference work, "Maryland Silver," assigns this particular mark to Ira, located in Haddam, Connecticut until c. 1834, and Baltimore after that, where the partnership was situated.

It is also marked "10.15," which was a silver standard essentially equivalent to coin, and used in Baltimore beginning around 1830 and lasting until about 1860 (sources vary on dates).

It has a plain handle with a slight tipt end backside. There is a line drop on the heel of the bowl, and high, angular, chamfered shoulders off the bowl.

There is a feathered script "DCEM" set sideways on the handle front.

It is in superb estate condition. Apart from some softening of the monogram and marks, it shows no polishing wear. The finish is bright and buttery to the touch. The bowl retains a well-shaped tip and is free of dents, burrs, or nicks.

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